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Old 04-21-2011, 10:06 PM
 
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Hey, we went to barton springs. Man, that was awesome. perfect for me and my 3 year old son. what else you guys recomend? anything off the beaten path?
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:24 PM
 
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Well, the next place to try would be Deep Eddy. Across the river from Barton Springs, off of Lake Austin Blvd.

Also Spring fed, but a few degrees warmer, and with a shallow end great for kids that's kess than a foot high at the shallowest part. A few years ago they had to cut down the trees that were shading the shallow end, so be aware of the shade situation.


There is a playscape next door and you can walk to a dock on the river and you might see ducks. Sometimes there are geese around and the can nip at you or your child.
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Hamilton pool and Krause Springs are wonderful.
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:23 AM
 
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Hamilton pool and Krause Springs are wonderful.
I concur. The wait to get into Hamilton Pool can be long unless you get there before 10am. There is a finite amount of people alllowed in, so if you get there after lunch on a hot summer day, you will end up sitting in a line of cars 30+ deep waiting for someone to leave. Kraus(e) Springs is nice, but it's a drive, for sure.
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:07 AM
 
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Thanks for these--I can't wait to try Barton Springs and Deep Eddy with my 5-year-old! Can they be located via Google?
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Thanks for these--I can't wait to try Barton Springs and Deep Eddy with my 5-year-old! Can they be located via Google?
Yes. More information here:

City of Austin - Parks and Recreation Department: Pool Schedule
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Link for Hamilton Pool: Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve, Travis County, Texas

If you haven't been to Krause Springs, and you don't mind driving out to Spicewood, I highly recomend it!
Krause Springs - Spicewood, TX
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Beverly Sheffield Northwest Pool!!
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